Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Take a bite in Bites Cafe, Lakefield Sungai Besi - Waffles






27 August 2015 - Passed by Bites Cafe few times but I wasn't too tempted to go into the cafe, probably because the menu was all about signature waffles. Now, waffles have always been categorised as a sweet thing, not as a main course, but lately, the waffle trend came to a fun twist, which waffles are being served as main courses, and some come along with meat and vegetables.




Grill Chicken & Waffle Sandwich at RM15.90 - grilled chicken, sautéed mushroom,, ,melted cheese,and mushroom sauce. In such cases, the best is to eat the sunny-side up, instead of mixing all, as it will be taste creamy and yucky. Surprisingly, it was not a bad choice after all. Grill chicken in mushroom sauce was all tender and juicy. Did my friend combine the chicken and waffle in one fork, and put it in his mouth? No, don't think so.



Eggs Benedict - RM17.90 smoked salmon OR beef bacon, sautéed spinach, Hollandaise sauce, toast, and salad sauce. Well, you never say no to smoked salmon, egg benedicts on toast, will ya?! chef did a good job in cooking this.



Ordered this mushroom pasta similar with aglio olio style. The portion is alright, given that the fresh enoki mushrooms sauteed along the spaghetti. Love the garlic toast to kickstart your meal.

With the twist of the international cuisine, you can't say that The Bites Cafe serve only waffles.



The Mexican RM12.90 breakfast burritos with tortilla, chicken sausage, egg, mushroom, cheese. It was too cheesy for me, given egg are meant to be creamy. Too creamy for me, my mind for burritos/ wraps are always to be served with crunchiness ingredients or grilled meat in it.




This is like the vegetables/ salad waffle! Erm....I shall give a pass, too healthy for me, the combination will be given me the feeling of first to eat all the salad vegetables, only you will be able to bite on the waffles.





Simple mushrooms pasta with beef bacon. I do love watery pasta sauce, hence, this is my love. Again, garlic toast for you to bite on!

Overall, price is okay, but if you go to the main course, probably it is slightly expensive. With the portion and the innovative menu, it is not bad to come to The Bites Cafe and have some 'waffle' and foodie adventure!

They do have lots of desserts and sweetness for you.

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Bites - Waffle as main course, cafe, pasta, coffee, sweet waffles
Add: 72 Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lake Fields Sg Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur., 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hours: Mon-Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri-Sun: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Tel: 03-9055 4438
Email: info@thebitescafe.com

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PKvnhhfn1JN2










Monday, May 30, 2016

Suki Jezz winter diary in Italy - Dolomiti, Northeastern Italy

3 Feb 2015 - Ah ha, winter time in Italy! After Giacomo Baptism, we were thrilled to go to Dolomiti, where we will spend time in this lovely place up to the mountain. Dolomites nearest city is Venice. The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. Most people come up to the mountain to enjoy outdoor activities all year long, such as: snow tubing, summer skiing, ski mountaineering, golf, and water sports. More info at: http://www.dolomiti.it/en/ or http://www.visitdolomites.com/en

My husband's brother-in-law, Marco owns a mini house in Dolomites/ Dolomiti, so this is the beautiful house, Air BnB accomodation as well:




So if you are interested to rent the place, here is the contact:

Marco

Tel: 04221784893

Hp: 3483172084




This is the sunrise, shining upon Marco's hostel.




See how cold the weather was? - 12'C! Going out naked and you can freeze to death!




Mountain view.










We are officially in Misurina, 1754 m above sea level! Lake Misurina is the largest natural lake of the Cadore and it is 1,754 m above sea level, near Auronzo di Cadore (Belluno). The lake's perimeter is 2.6 km long, while the maximum depth is 5 m. Well, of course with the snow, ypu can always stand in the lake!



Here comes the view, breathtaking!



This is me, wrapped up to keep myself warm inside.



Finally, tee hee, I build my snowman, like the Frozen movie, LOL! Haha, we purposely bring carrots to complete the snow man.



You can shop for souvenirs as well.




The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is here! Also called the Drei Zinnen, are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps.



Stopped by for lunch time, in Malga Rin Bianco. You know, we were lucky, the owner told us there were once, the snow was so terrible, that the snow covered up the who;e restaurant. They have to dig off all the snow to see the restaurant again, ouch!






sauteed vegetables.



lovely house wine.




cold meat platter, so many salami...too much meat for me.



handmade pasta, yummy!

beef dish, mashed potatoes, and beans. Tasty as it is!







Now, here comes the real beef on the plate!







Beans to make you fart non-stop, LOL.




I love this, always, sauteed mushrooms with simple herbs.



Potatoes, but I am not a fan!




Finally, something sweet!

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Malga Rin BiancoAddress: Misurina BL, Italy
Phone:+39 0435 39025
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZtvZiTe8PMp

Winter in Italy and Baby Baptism Ceremony

Jan - Feb 2015 - It was the winter season in Italy, and baby Giacomo was 6 months old. We decided to go back to Italy to have him to become a Christian in the church, where we will have his official infant baptism ceremony.



Finally, I knows how it feels the winter in Italy! So cold, and worried that I might break my nose, haha! I wrapped myself and my baby like cold mummies.





Here comes the 'wishing well' - nah, just joking.




Got to see parts of the Christmas decoration on the table at my in-laws family home.





All wrapped up pork sausage - salami, waiting for you to cook and eat.




So this is how they decorate the real pine tree with lights!



Santa claus is climbing up the ladders to drop your presents into the chimney!

And this time, I bought back lots of ready made spicy sauce in the convenient packaging from Malaysia, cooking super hot and spicy food for the family during the cold winter time, well, I am not the chef in the house, of course. I only 'supply' the sauce, LOL!



curry chicken.



tomyam seafood.







curry pork meat




This is sweet sour version of the vegetables and pork ribs.

I want to see how different the wet market would be. and I found this fish monster. named Lophius or monk fish.







This cute furry dog, named new found land dog, and this type of dog can swim in the sea!



When mama took out some of the good old photos of my husband, so cute!



When Federico served in the army.




It was terrible for me in winter time, I was sick for 2 weeks at least, the flu, cough, and making me having massive headache due to block airway. I used the hot vapour evaporation style, which is:

  • Pour boiling water into a basin, put 1-2 teaspoon of Vicks.
  • Cover your head facing the basin, with a towel totally covered.
  • Inhale and exhale for 10-15 minutes.

After that, you can breathe easier, and sneezing all your mucus out from your nose.

We did use the aerosol therapy, where we allow the air to go through our nose block. I and baby have to use sea water saline water and a piston compressor machine to do the aerosol therapy.

Ignore the white mask. I just grabbed this mask because I was down with flu and cough, and do not want to spread to others.



Husband's relative bought me some sandwiches, because they know I love sandwich in Venice. Awww...how wonderful!



A famous sweet dessert it is during winter time.



See my sick face yet greedy to eat all the food, spending 90% of my time at home.




This is the hot wine cooking, hot alcohol on fire!




Some brief info about baptism ceremony in church. In the history, within weeks of Jesus' Resurrection, the apostles were preaching the Gospel to people by the thousands, baptizing them in Jesus' name. Baptism is a sacrament of initiation, cleansing, strengthening, and welcoming. Baptism welcomes us into the community of Christian believers. Baptism leaves a permanent spiritual mark on our soul that makes us holy and opens us to salvation and eternal life with God. Baptism is a powerful sacrament that washes away original sin and its effects.

We decided to have our child to become as Christian, as first, it is ought to follow one religion, especially the father's religion. There is no bias on saying which religion or god are better in my point of view, they are equally almighty.

What we did in the baptism ceremony:

  • The Sign of the Cross is traced on the forehead of the one being baptized.
  • The immersion in water (or pouring on of water) of the one being baptized reminds us that we die with Jesus to conquer sin and rise with him so we might enter into new life.
  • The words of Baptism by the appointed priest in the church, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” are spoken while the water is poured or the one to be baptized is immersed.
  • The newly baptized is anointed with sacred oil to signify that the Holy Spirit dwells within the heart of this new Christian.
  • A white garment reflects that in Baptism we “put on Christ,” taking our new and truest identity as a son or daughter of God.
  • A baptismal candle, lit from the Easter candle, represents the one true light of Christ, a light to guide the new believer throughout his or her life.
Source: http://www.loyolapress.com/what-happens-at-baptism.htm


We also appointed my husband's relative as the godfather (he or she), a guardian who will look after my baby, in the case anything happened to me or husband.

After that, we will have a big feast celebrating Infant Baptism Ceremony. We booked the massive lunch dining in Mulinello.



This is only few of the dishes that I managed to take the photos. All food are so delicious, and we were so full eating all the food.




Cold platter - salmon slices, my favourite! fresh as it is.



Say cheese!



Grilled seafood platter, squids, big prawns, oh mama mia!



golden dusts of rissoto.





Pasta, all hand-made paste, yummy!



Simple grilled fish with some vegetables.



Congrats to baby for his baptism ceremony, see how big the cake is!


RISTORANTE MULINELLO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ristorantemulinello

Via Taru' 2 Zelarino Venezia
Tel: +39 041-680860
Cellulare: 3346439523
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Federico got a customized big champagne from Bocuse d'Or.



I received a photos indicating everyone is celebrating Li Chun, the 1st solar term in Chinese calendar. This is where we try to place the egg in standing straight and balancing on the floor, and I made it!



See how I was dying to see the snow? At 0'C, finally it snows, like let it go, let it go. I was so sick, but it was my childhood dream to see snow. I touched the snow flake, and it turned into icy water. Well, no more suburb girl saying that I have never seen real snow before!



Husband went to have some gathering with his army friends.



And this is madness, we have massive family BBQ time. Can you see the amount of BBQ food? They grill whatever they get from their fridge, freezer, and store!



It was fun but I was so sick during winter time! :(

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